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Aint-It-Cool-News gives early word on Neil Gaiman's "Stardust", a fantasy adventure film. If you haven't been living under a rock you know that genre is big these days after Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Narnia. Official casting announcements are still forthcoming but word has it that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing the lead villain of a trio, an evil witch transformed into a beautiful woman to hunt down the film's heroine (Claire Danes). This article says it's "a genuinely scary role as written." We all know that La Pfeiffer gives great evil. gives great beauty. gives great performance. So bring this on. Now.
But, again, as with all news regarding the world's most beautiful actress... we'll have to believe it when we see it. She does have a way of scampering off of projects before they ever start filming. And seriously, what was she thinking to have let Prairie Home Companion (the new Robert Altman) slip away... We also know that the last time she was rumored to be attached to a Neil Gaiman project (Coraline) it didn't work out. I won't hold my breath but it's still exciting news.